Poll: Ossoff, Handel nearly deadlocked in Georgia race
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The race for Georgia’s 6th Congressional District has the Republican and Democratic candidates less than 2 points apart ahead of Tuesday's contest, according to a WSB-Landmark Communications poll.

The poll shows Democrat Jon Ossoff with 49.7 percent support among likely voters in the historically Republican district, while his opponent, Karen Handel, is right at his heels with 48 percent.

The poll comes just days before the special election to fill the seat of Secretary of Health and Human Services Tom Price, which is seen largely seen as a referendum on President Trump’s presidency.


More than 140,000 ballots had been cast when early voting in the district closed Friday, showing widespread interest in the race.

The race is the most expensive House race in U.S. history, with both candidates spending around $50 million.